Monday, December 01, 2008


Connecticut broadcast stations on Wednesday will perform a couple of tests of the new digital technology that will rule TV reception come Feb. 17, when TV stations will turn off analog signals for good.
The test will be (Wed. Dec. 3) from noon to 12:30 and again from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
If you have cable, satellite or AT&T U-verse service, you won't notice anything. But if you still use a broadcast antenna, you will need either the new analog-to-digital converter box being sold OR a newer-model TV set with a built-in digital tuner.
So when the analog (old-style) signal is cut off during those times (and in February), your rabbit ears or outside antenna won't work UNLESS you slip in a cable box (for sale at electronics retailers, with a coupon from the government) OR you have a digital set that tunes in the local signals.

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